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Ford Falcon XC, Allan Moffat 1979

The 1979 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 was the 20th running of the Bathurst 1000 touring car race. It was held on September 30, 1979 at the Mount Panorama Circuit just outside Bathurst. Allan Moffat and John Fitzpatrick qualified in 4th position for the race, but unfortunately whilst in 2nd after 136 laps the car had reliability issues and the pair were forced to retire from the race

 

Ford Motor Company Trademarks and Trade Dress used under license to Hornby Hobbies. Manufactured by Hornby Hobbies Ltd.


Tech Specs

  • Scale: 1:32
  • Age Suitability: 8+

Special Features

  • Digital Plug Ready
  • Easy Change Pick-Ups
  • High Detail
  • Magnatraction
  • Working Rear Lights
  • Xenon Effect Headlights

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Another great looking car

As with the Dick Johnson XC Falcon I purchased this car looks great. However as a car to race against the likes of the Torana, it just doesn't keep up. It is very lively in the tail which could be a result of the sidewinder set up with all the weight at the back or the abysmal tyres that these cars have. Upon closer inspection, the tyres sit so poorly on the rim that only about half a millimetre of tyre on each side contacts with the track. These are entertaining cars to drive but on on the track I had set up, the Toranas were lapping at least 1.5 seconds faster. Once again, it's a great looking car but not competitive.

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